So some recent life changes have left me in need of a hobby that will get me out and, at least occasionally, around people. I think photography fits that bill and it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. I also moved almost a year ago and am now near a lake and a couple parks that I haven’t explored that may be fun to do so with a camera. An outdoor shopping area nearby regularly has events like concerts on the green and art shows that’d also be fun to take pictures at. Those are the main things I think I’d be interested in photographing, scenery/nature (with the occasional wildlife shot) and events. Also portraits, but I feel like that may be a weird space for a hobbiest.
So my questions are;
I read through this thread
and, for someone with no experience beyond using a phone to take non-artistic photos, would the Nikon D7500 suit my needs? Should I go for something cheaper like the D5600? Something else?
2. Learning to do the thing
Are there any online classes/blogs/etc. that you would recommend to teach me the basics like camera settings, photo composition, reading light, editing, etc.(again we are talking zero
Briefly looking online, I wasn’t seeing any classes that would be easily accessible for me while working a full time job. Is there a way I should be searching for things like workshops?
3. Editing software
Half the fun for me will be editing the pictures. Is there any specific software I should be looking into that preferably doesn’t have a high monthly fee (adobe creative cloud appears to be $53/month!).
I’m in the market for a new tablet or computer soon do I need to keep this in mind, are there certain specs I should be looking for?
Thanks in advance H/A!